Crafty Cardmakers challenge 214 – wet or dry embossing

Peggy is hosting today’s challenge, Wet or Dry Embossing

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Wet or Dry Embossing theme.
My card was made using my favourite 6 x 6 base card.  I used THAT* embossing folder to emboss some black card as the base layer.  I used some gilding wax to bring out the highlights of the embossed area, concentrating on the pattern above the wavy border.
Using dies from my stash I cut out the sentiment base in mirri card, the sentiment topper in cream card onto which I stamped the sentiment.  The 60 was die cut from the mirri card.
I cut out some swirls from the mirri card to put behind the decorative gold base card, and the top layer was cut out of black.  Onto the black card I stamped and heat embossed in gold some Dreamees flowers, which I then fussy cut and stuck onto the black and gold decorative base.  I stuck some pearls in the centre of the flowers.
Finally, I stuck some black gems in the centre of the wavy border going across the centre of the card.
* THAT embossing folder was originally given free with a magazine, and that was the only issue of that magazine I didn’t get!  I eventually bought it – begrudging every penny!  But it is a lovely embossing folder…
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Crafty Cardmakers challenge 213 – For a Man/Boy

Maike is hosting today’s challenge, For a Man/Boy

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the For a Man/Boy theme.
My card was made for a fishing loving friend,  using my favourite 6 x 6 card base.  Onto this I put a mat of turquoise blue textured card, which I had edged with faux stitching.  Layered onto this was a contrasting card in yellow.
The toppers were stamped onto white card using an old Woodware stamp set from my stash.   The images were coloured in using promarkers.  They are actually just one stamp – but I cut it up to make the different shapes and to decoupage the fish! I used my wink of stella pen to give the fish tail some sparkle.  I mounted the images onto black card to make them “pop” before sticking them onto the yellow card base.  I stamped the sentiment after I had stuck the images on and with hindsight (wonderful thing) I think I should have stamped the greeting in black.. but hey.
The ferns were a die from my stash – no clue who the manufacturer of this was – a lot of my dies are unlabelled, sadly.
Ideas for Male cards can be difficult to come up with – especially if they don’t have a hobby or interest to draw from!   I hope you enjoy this challenge and look forward to seeing the entries.